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I forced a bot to read over 1,000 papers from open-access journals and then asked it to write a paper of its own. Here is the result. Or: A quasi-materialist approah to bot-mimicry

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I forced a bot to read over 1,000 papers from open-access journals and then asked it to write a paper of its own. Here is the result. Or: A quasi-materialist approah to bot-mimicry. / Erslev, Malthe Stavning.

I: A Peer-Reviewed Journal About, Bind 8, Nr. 1, 08.2019, s. 114 - 126.

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